Mountain Orchids

Impatiens marianae

This is an outstanding Indian species with both spectacular foliage and colorful hot-pink flowers.  It is not ideal in warm climates, instead preferring moist, humid and int-coolish temps.  Its habit can be up to 8-10” tall but takes really well to trimming. It also rambles and readily roots along becoming a spreading mat.  

It should do really well as a terrarium or greenhouse specimen.  

In summer 2016, I stuck one outside as a bedding plant to see how it would fare over the summer (here in Vermont).  To my suprise, it transitioned really well and made a nice little carpet-like accent by summer's end.  Although it did well for me outside (in shade), it should not be considered a typical bedding plant - but reserved for special places (moist shady, not overly hot spots).

Potted clumps in 3" pots.

Int - CoolMedium
Mature Size:Humidity:
Temp Key:
Cool: 50-55F Nights
Int: 55-60F Nights
Warm: 60F+ Nights

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